There is one heck of a fight shaping up in the Alabama senate race, and conservative icon Judge Roy Moore just picked up a key piece of help.
Moore, whose rampant and eager right wing beliefs are the very antithesis of what he faces in opponent Luther Strange, has been on the receiving end of a great deal of mudslinging over the last few weeks.
A PAC associated with GOP majority leader Mitch McConnell has been lambasting Moore with millions of dollars of bottom-of-the-barrel attack ads airing in Alabama. McConnell, like many of his Washingtonian cohorts, is no fan of men like Moore and President Trump, who share a kindred spirit when it comes to upsetting the apple cart of D.C. stalwarts. One recent advertisement by McConnell’s group pushed the ethical boundaries of campaigning when they spliced together two separate quotes by Moore into one, egregiously cringe-worthy soundbite.
Now, as if sensing that a fellow true conservative was in trouble, Dr. Ben Carson, former presidential candidate and Donald Trump’ s HUD Secretary, has swept into action, praising Moore.
“Housing and Urban Development Secretary Dr. Ben Carson threw his support behind former Alabama Chief Justice Roy Moore for U.S. Senate Friday, hours before President Donald Trump campaigns for Moore’s opponent, establishment-backed U.S. Senator Luther Strange.
“The press release from Moore’s campaign is as follows:
“‘Today, Dr. Ben Carson praised Judge Roy Moore ahead of Tuesday’s election, reminding everyone to vote.
“’Judge Moore is a fine man of proven character and integrity, who I have come to respect over the years. I was delighted to hear he is running for the US Senate. He is truly someone who reflects the Judeo-Christian values that were so important to the establishment of our country. It is these values that we must return to in order to make America great again. I wish him well and hope everyone will make sure they vote on Tuesday.’- Dr. Ben Carson
“Moore faces Strange in a Republican primary runoff next week for the seat previously held by now-Attorney General Jeff Sessions.”
The Alabama race been turning a bit ugly thanks to the big Washington money flowing into the state, but Dr. Carson’s timely endorsement of Judge Roy Moore could help to stymy any further soiling of the political theater.
This, oddly, put Carson at odds with President Donald Trump, who has shown his support for Moore’s opponent, Luther Strange.